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What is a non-compulsory uniform?

What is a uniform ?

             (1)  A uniform is one or more items of clothing (including accessories) which, when considered as a set, distinctively identify you as a person associated (directly or indirectly) with:

                     (a)  your employer; or

                     (b)  a group consisting of your employer and one or more of your employer's * associates.

When is a uniform non-compulsory ?

             (2)  Your uniform is non-compulsory unless your employer consistently enforces a policy that requires you and the other employees (except temporary or relief employees) who do the same type of work as you:

                     (a)  to wear the uniform when working for your employer; and

                     (b)  not to substitute an item of clothing not included in the uniform for an item of clothing included in the uniform when working for your employer;

except in special circumstances.

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